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Saturday, 5th April 2014
Boston Town
2 : 2
Deeping Rangers

Boston Town 2, Deeping 2

Town comeback earns a draw

Boston Town 2, Deeping 2

Photo: Matt Kennedy (left) walks off an injury, watched by former Poachers striker Jamie Graham

The Poachers fought back from 2-0 down to earn a richly-deserved draw in their final home game of the season.

The hosts more than matched high-flying Deeping but found themselves behind to a quickfire first half double from Ryan Oliver - the first a clever header and the second an unstoppable shot just two minutes later.

Boston played some neat football in the first 45 minutes with the commanding presence of newcomer Craig Mitchell in defensive midfield allowing the creativity of Paul Goodhand, Loir Borbely and Matt Kennedy to flourish.

Despite enjoying the lion's share of possession, chances were at a premium - the best coming when Loz Lambley's overlapping run and cross saw Goodhand's shot cleared off the line.

Things looked bleak when Goodhand was shown red in the second half after pushing his hand into the face of ex-Poacher Craig Parker. The veteran midfielder was frustrated by Parker's reluctance to give the ball back quick enough for a free-kick.

But if Town were aggrieved by that sending off, they didn't show it but instead rolled up their sleeves and clawed their way back into the game.

Matt Kennedy began the fightback when he slotted home a penalty after Lori Bornely was bundled over in the area.

And the winger then grabbed a late equaliser with a scuffed free-kick.

Rangers boss Tuncay Korkmaz was fuming at the officials at the final whistle but in truth his side ought to have been grateful for a point.

Deeping came to Tattershall Road with former Boston hitmen Jamie Graham and Alex Beck in their line-up and a reputation for being a free-scoring side after registering over 100 league goals this season, yet they rarely threatened Ricky Drury in the home net, even when the Poachers were down to 10 men.

Town: Drury, Lambley, Jackson, Nuttell, Wilson, Mitchell, Borbely, Goodhand, Clare, Kennedy, Wattam, subs used: Baker, Woods, Bryant

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